Newman Center offers faith and culture series - Catholic Courier

Newman Center offers faith and culture series

The Newman Center at the State University of New York College at Brockport is hosting a monthly series titled “Chai, Coffee and Conversations at the Intersection of Faith and Culture.” The series is cosponsored by St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Pittsford.

All sessions run from 7:30-9 p.m in the center, located at 101 Kenyon St. in Brockport. The series’ dates and topics are as follows:

Monday, Sept. 20: “Caesar’s Coin: Christian’s, Morality and Politics.” Marv Mich, director of social policy and research at Catholic Family Center in Rochester, will facilitate a conversation on how faithful citizens can bring their spirituality to the political process.

Monday, Oct. 25: “What’s all the buzz about The DaVinci Code?” A discussion of the popular best-seller’s theological themes. Deacon Thomas J. Driscoll, director of community education at Brockport, and Margot van Etten, campus minister at SUNY Brockport, will facilitate.

Monday, Nov. 15: “The Spirituality of Starbucks and the Swoosh — Putting our money where our faith is.” Jamie Fazio will facilitate a discussion of Tom Beaudoin’s book Consuming Faith: Integrating Who We Are With What We Buy.

Suggested minimum donation for each session is $5, $3 for students. For information, e-mail or

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